Environmentalists alarm that 100 million cubic meters of water from Lake Sevan will endanger the ecosystem of Sevan, while representatives of the Armenian government insist that only way to solve 130,000 farmers’ irrigation problems is additional water release from Lake Sevan. Last week, the National Assembly passed the amendments to the law on Lake Sevan’s ecosystem that enables the release of other 100 million cubic meters from Lake Sevan by a vote of 77 for and 4 against. Thus, additional 270 million cubic meters water release will be fulfilled from Lake Sevan.
Media Center held a debate, entitled “To Save Sevan or Agriculture? Isn’t it Possible to Combine Solutions?” in “A1+” TV Pavilion with online broadcasting on July 11.